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Synagogue in 11th-hour appeal to hold chicken-killing ritual

In a legal fight with an animal rights group that has come to a head in the last hours before Yom Kippur, lawyers for a California synagogue asked a judge on Tuesday to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing them from carrying out a ritual in which rabbis spin chickens over their heads before the birds are slaughtered.
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Lawyers for an Orange County synagogue have filed an 11th-hour motion asking a judge to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing worshippers from carrying out a religious ceremony that involves killing chickens.


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